Autumn/Winter Grasses

At this time of year, the garden has lost most of its interest, but certain grasses look good – Molinia caerulea ssp.caerulea ‘Heidebraut’ (what a mouthful!) being one of them! This is a lovely grass with a clump forming habit and doesn’t grow too big – approx 2 feet max. It has lovely violet coloured flowerspikes from late summer through to autumn, which sway gently in the wind. They like a good moist to well drained soil in full sun or part shade!

IMG_0431 Molinia caer. HeidebrautI have crocosmias growing beside this and underplanted with Potentilla Tonqueii, Potentilla Melton Fire (low growing herbaceous types) Daffodils, Narcissi, Sedums, Primulas etc to prolong the seasonal interest in this narrow bed. This grass has now turned a lovely golden yellow, and it will remain looking good for ages – you can cut it down January or February if its looking tatty, but I generally do mine in April – weather permitting! Very hardy grass which looks lovely with the low autumn sun shining through! May also be grown in a large pot!IMG_0514IMG_0630

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